Taken from The Falls superb debut album, Live at the Witch Trials, Futures and Pasts is one of my favourite tracks from the record..but I love this album so all of the songs could basically fall into that ‘favourite’ category!
Released on the 16th March 1979 through record label Step-Forward, the record was recorded in a studio in just one day and, quite rightly so, received mainly (very) favourable reviews with Record Mirror giving it a full five stars and describing the album as “a rugged, concerned, attuned, rebellious jukebox”. Sounds reviewer Dave McCullough also gave it five stars, calling it “an album of “staggeringly rich, mature music, inner questioning hand in hand with rock and roll at its fiercest, its finest, its most honest, rock and roll at its naked, most stimulating prime”.
To make today’s song choice even sweeter, I’ve found a recording from the Peel Sessions which were recorded on 30th May 1978. Peel was an avid supporter of the group from early in their career and The Fall recorded more sessions for Peel’s programmes than any other artist. The set was in the process of being compiled when Peel died in October 2004 and charts almost all of the group’s musical phases up until 2004..Check it out above!